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Mar 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
people do the same. incredible. thank you for being with us tonight. we will see you again tomorrow night. "first look" is up next. >>> desperate measures. the world watches and waits as japan tries to contain its nuclear crisis. survival instinct, incredible new video of heroic rescues during the craftic tsunami. and royal jewel, the see-through dress that caught a prince's eye sells for a whopping sum. good morning. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more on "first look" on msnbc. today, we begin with a race against the clock. japan is desperately trying to reconnect power to critical cooling systems at the fukushima power plant. this as smoke has once again been seen rising from the crippled nuclear facility. today high-capacity fire engines are blasting tons of water into the hot zone, an unexplained switch from yesterday's air attacks. >> reporter: tons of water, the difference between salvation and catastrophe at japan's stricken nuclear plant. >> the situation remains very serious. but there's been no significant worsening since yesterday. >> reporter: the cloud billowing from the f
MSNBC
Mar 24, 2011 5:00am EDT
graphic photos showing morlock and another soldier posing with dead afghans. >>> u.s. coast guard says it may timely know the source of an oil slick that mysteriously washed in february to thelowest on record. >>> more fallout from japan's disaster. toyota says a shortage of japanese-made parts will likely impact production at one or more of its north american plants. >>> keep an eye on research in motion today. the blackberry maker reports earnings after the bell. >>> finally, here's one movie you probably won't be renting any time soon. yesterday a modern art festival in helsinki was set to screen what it believes the world's longest film with a running time of 240 hours. that means they'll still be screening it at this time next week. stock up on your popcorn. >>> well, the magic cast a spell over the knicks. the grizzlies gobble the shamrocks and last-second heroics from the ducks. >>> detroit looks to quinch the heat. and if you go with us, it'll be a win-win. it certainly will. this could be a win-win. this is going to be a win-win. win-win. you should say win-win... use a hyphen
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2011 5:00am EST
. >> reporter: president obama ordered u.s. military aircraft to help evacuate foreigners from libya. but he has not ordered u.s. war planes to attack libyan war planes that take off, grounding gadhafi's air zone with a no fly zone. two senators said let's do it. >> i argue for the no-fly zone and i think we could achieve it. >> reporter: but it would not be risk free for u.s. pilots. >> it's not as simple as throwing up a -- moving an aircraft carrier and deploying a bunch of planes. you have to take action to make sure you have air dominance. >> reporter: action to eliminate gadhafi's defenses, his radar and missiles. action that president obama has not ordered. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> meanwhile, back in washington on the same day the labor department is expected to report significant progress on the jobs front, democrats and republicans are entering another day of talks to try and keep the government up and running without damaging the economy. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on that. tracie, good morning. >> lynn, good morning. good morning, ever
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2011 5:00am EDT
officials say u.s. is not trying to kill gadhafi, operation odyssey dawn appears to have hit close to home for the libyan leader. nbc news learned that english forces conductsed a strike on his compound. it's not known where gadhafi was at the time. but aordering to "the new york times," journalists bussed to the site didn't report casualties. >>> and u.s. defense secretary robert gates intends to hand over leadership of the coalition in a matter of days. for more on the operation, we go to nbc's brian moore. >> reporter: with a second day of fighter jet attacks and missile strikes, european and american forces have blinded moammar gadhafi's air defenses, crippled his air force and now are threatening to pound his army into submission. >> we judge the strikes to have been very effective in significantly degrading the regime's air defense capability. >> the libyan leader threatened a long bitter fight. hours later, he declared a second cease-fire in less than a week. in brazil, president obama declared libya's fate will be decided by libyans. >> the change they seek must be driven by their
MSNBC
Mar 15, 2011 5:00am EDT
radiation levels appear to have leveled off some, but a spike earlier had us talking about levels that could affect human health, so there is great concern here in japan today. here's the latest. in the past 24 hours, we saw an explosion at a third nuclear reactor at the crippled nuclear plant and then a fire in a fourth reactor at a spent fuel storage pond. reports here were that radiation was leaking directly into the atmosphere. japan's prime minister made a national televised address, warning those within 20 miles of that plant to stay inside and saying that levels were very high and there could be additional radiation leaks, even here in tokyo there were elevated radiation levels measured. so we're watching the winds here very closely. officials say here in tokyo there doesn't appear to be any health danger at this point. but people here are in a bit of a panic at times. they've been stocking up on supplies, emptying store shelves in anticipation of the worst. meanwhile, while all of this is going on, there's a massive search and rescue effort. to the north, they are still digging throu
MSNBC
Mar 28, 2011 5:00am EDT
ground attacks. president obama will speak to the nation tonight to explain what role the u.s. will play in the mission in libya now that nato stepped in. the president is also expected to address concerns by both parties who say he should have consulted with congress before a military intervention. nbc's tracie potts joins us now from washington with details. good morning to you. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. good morning, everyone. the president's got a lot of questions to answer when he addresses the nation tonight. lawmakers here want to know should we even be involved in libya or should we be doing more to take down libya's leader? >> the president's going to address the nation monday night. a lot of these questions will be answered. >> reporter: questions like whether we'll handguns to rebels. >> no decision has been made about that. >> reporter: and how much the u.s. will be involved after nato takes over. >> within the next week or so, we will begin to diminish the commitment of resources. >> reporter: tonight, president obama's supposed to lay out the plan. he said gadhaf
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2011 5:00am EDT
prepare suicide the u.s. to deal with the major nuclear emergency. and wave of power -- newly surfaced video shows the force of friday's tsunami as it hits the oregon coastline. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with melting point. a skeleton crew working to prevent an all-out meltdown at the fukushima nuclear plant were forced out of the facility for nearly an hour today. the extremely rare measure was called for following a dangerous spike in radiation that japanese authorities feared was a risk to workers' lives. dan shenman reports. >> reporter: authorities in japan have struggled to avert an environmental catastrophe in the plant in tokyo. the rods were being stored in pools of water. seawater has been pumped into reactors one, two, and three to cool fuel rods as they worked to bring down temperatures in reactors five and six. >> if the fuel rod gets exposed, it can become fragile and there's a high chance of a rod to break. radiation material normally contained inside of the cont
MSNBC
Mar 17, 2011 5:00am EDT
fukushima daiichi plant. we now continue with ed schultz. good night. the u.s. military has delivered high-pressure water pumps to the fukushima daiichi plant. >>> high alert. the u.s. authorizes american evacuations out of japan as nuclear meltdown fears grow. >>> line of fire. security cameras capture a dramatic shootout at a tennessee convenience store. >>> and space odyssey. astronauts unveil the international space station's newest resident. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with exit strategy. as japan's nuclear crisis deepens, and reports about the status of one of its crippled nuclear plants differ, the united states has authorized the first evacuations of americans out of japan. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with the very latest on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. good morning, everyone. we learned overnight these will be voluntary evacuations even though the airports have opened, commercial flights are available. the u.s
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2011 5:00am EST
either missed their targets or were being used successfully to instill fear. rebel fighters have been trying to drive toward tripoli, gadhafi's stronghold, but have been pushed back by government forces. >>> and while the u.s. considers how best to react to the fighting in libya, the prices at the pump. steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: concerns about escalating warfare in libya and more air attacks against libyan civilians in what looks like a military comeback by moammar gadhafi, president obama reminded libyan generals they could be tried for war crimes. >> i want to send a very clear message to those who are around colonel gadhafi. it is their choice to make how they operate moving forward and they will be held accountable. >> reporter: mr. obama faces two choices. does he set up a no-fly zone over libya to ground gadhafi's jets? arab states say, do it, but team obama is cautious. >> any action should be the result of an international sanction. >> reporter: do something to help now argued a bush administration veteran. >> and you could provide covertly anti-aircraft and anti-
MSNBC
Mar 9, 2011 5:00am EST
. >>> stalemate. rebels reach a standoff with government forces in libya as the u.s. and its allies weigh a military response. >>> marina mystery, a grim scene in southern california as a million dead fish float ashore. >>> and spidey sense? a vintage comic book featuring spider-man's debut sells for a mind-blowing sum. good morning. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with losing momentum. it now appears the rebellion against libya's moammar gadhafi has stalled, halted in its tracks by the libyan army. the drive by opposition fighters to gadhafi's stronghold of tripoli has been met with a heavy barrage of rockets in the east. in zawiya, pro-regime forces threaten to capture the royal city. if it's retain, it would be a significant victory for gadhafi. meanwhile, in an interview broadcast on libya's state tv, gadhafi blamed foreigners for the unrest. answering possible u.s. and british plans for a libyan response, gadhafi told turkish tv libyans will take up arms and fight if a no-fly zone is imposed on his countr
MSNBC
Mar 11, 2011 5:00am EST
. that must be some good news to you, the fact the u.s. navy decided the pacific fleet can stay put and they don't need to move the ships out of the way. >> caller: i'm puzzled by that. the navy decided it's something they can with stand. >> it is expected to reach hawaii at -- no, 3:00 a.m. >> you are right. 3:00 a.m. local time. the concern being, that's the dead of night. you have people who are asleep, no doubt have no idea what is going on. can you tell me about the establishment in hawaii and which circumstances they would be rung. would that be now? >> they have gone off more than wun once. they will probably continue. i have heard the sirens twice so far. the back door happened to be open and i heard it twice. >> what is your gavest concern at this point, knowing what we know, one meter in terms of wave height you are predicting. what sort of damage can that do? >> it's possible in hilo they could see two meters or so. at this point, one of the models is showing two meters in hilo, which is significant. that could cause damage. i'm sure that people will be out of harms way w
MSNBC
Mar 30, 2011 5:00am EDT
handelsman has the latest. >> reporter: as the u.s. role in the libyan air war gets smaller and nato gets set to take over command, muammar gadhafi is not giving up or getting out. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: his forces counterattack pushing libyan rebels back, targeting civilians in rebel i street. >> reporter: at secretary of state clinton's meeting with u.s. allies in london, topic one was the dictator. qatar's prime minister. >> we ask gadhafi and his people to leave and not to cause any more bloodshed. >> reporter: so far it's the libyan leader's call, and he says no. >> i'm not sure that we know exactly when we will get to any change in attitude by gadhafi. >> reporter: president obama told brian williams economic and diplomatic pressure could force gadhafi out. >> our expectation is that as we continue to apply steady pressure not only militarily but also through other means that gadhafi will ultimately step down. >> reporter: president obama ruled out using u.s. ground troops, but capitol hill is splittered. >> forcing gadhafi to leave power, i disagree with the president saying that the
MSNBC
Mar 1, 2011 5:00am EST
controversial budget cuts there. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: hi there, lynn, good morning, everyone. let's start with washington. debate begins in the house today over this republican plan, the compromise to extend the current federal budget another two weeks to avoid a government shutdown on friday. that extension would also involve $4 billion in cuts to the federal government. now democrats think there should be a longer extension. republicans actually want more cuts. they're trying to compromise here to keep the government running. democrats say they're skeptical of these cuts, calling them reckless, saying they could impact unfairly teachers across the nation. federally funded teachers. but senate democrats seem willing to get this done to prevent the shutdown. it is a temporary solution. then, lynn, you also mentioned wisconsin. in wisconsin, the governor in a very public battle there over the budget has given democrats an ultimatum. a deadline of today to return to the state so they can vote on these cuts that she's proposin
MSNBC
Mar 31, 2011 5:00am EDT
, apparently there are americans working for the u.s. government there. for more we go to tracie potts. good morning to you. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. good morning, everyone. these first reports came from "the new york times," the associated press also now reporting that it appears the cia is on the ground in libya. that president obama has signed an order authorizing small groups of covert operatives on the ground there. the cia, as you might expect, has not confirmed this. this is not unusual. we saw the same thing in afghanistan, in iraq. they armed the rebels there. unclear whether or not the u.s. will do that here. experts say they may be gathering intelligence about the opposition forces which seem to be fragmented or about muammar gadhafi's military to help the air assault effort there. now also we know this morning that libya's foreign minister has defected. he arrived in london yesterday, officials say, protesting the attacks on civilians. the u.s. is hoping this means that gadhafi's government may be imploding from the inside. and speaking of those rebels, they are backi
MSNBC
Mar 14, 2011 5:00am EDT
, rising a mounting death toll that is believed to be above 10,000, nbc's kristen dahlgren joins us from tokyo with more. >> reporter: there have been more than 300 aftershocks registered here there were new warnings today. and now growing concerns over the possibility of a nuclear accident. with heavy equipment, and bare hands, rescue workers continue the desperate search for survivors. but virtually every piece of debris that's moved away reveals an increasingly grim scene. erp terp my relatives and friends are missing after the tsunami destroyed the village. they were all washed away. >> reporter: in one area, reports of some 2,000 bodies found. the unofficial count, more than 10,000 still missing. and for survivors of the quake, surviving the aftermath is proving just as challenging. as temperatures dip below freezing, there is no food, no water, no electricity, not even gas to make it to safety. the sirens still sound as aftershocks and more tsunami warnings bring fresh panic. and then there's this -- another hydrogen explosion, this time, in the number three reactor at the fukushim
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2011 5:00am EDT
's show comes with a seat belt for your use at home. >>> facing the heat. president obama defend his decision for military intervengds in libya. >>> hazardous material. japan finds highly toxic plutonium in the soil surrounding its crippled nuclear plant. >>> and above and beyond. surveillance video captures a convenience store clerk fighting back against two would-be robbers. >>> very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. those stories and much more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin with making his case. president obama took to the airwaves last night to vigorously defend his decision to enter into the conflict of interest in libya, a move that has been hotly debated by some in washington, but one that he is standing firmly behind. for more we go to nbc's tracie potts in washington. good morning to you. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. the president said we're using two approaches here -- supporting the military effort while putting pressure on gadhafi's government. >> i refuse to wait for the images of mass slaughter and graves before taking ac
MSNBC
Mar 3, 2011 5:00am EST
are divided about how far they should go. nbc's tracie potts joins us with the breakdown. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. what we're learning from this new poll is not surprisingly americans are very concerned about the annual budget deficit and the debt. take a look at this. 80% said that they are concerned a great deal or quite a bit about the deficit, but -- and this is interesting -- look at the areas where americans say they do not want to cut -- medicaid, medicare, social security, and k-12 education. those are some of the largest areas of the federal budget. americans say don't touch them. now, when it comes to the state budget battles that we're see month wisconsin and other states -- seeing in wisconsin and other states, most believe it's acceptable it allow public employees to pay more for retirement benefits, but they don't think it's acceptable to eliminate collective bargaining rights. 62%, almost 2/3 there, said that that is unacceptable. and finally, most americans, 77%, said that public employees should have the same collective bargaining rights as people
MSNBC
Mar 7, 2011 5:00am EST
and that will give me the patriotic pleasure of not sending money to people trying to blow us up. >>> in libya there is a fierce counteroffensive against rebels trying to make their way toward tripoli, gadhafi's key power base. this weekend the opposition lost some ground after being driven back from benjiwan. >>> here is your first look at some of the over news around america. in utah a police chase on foot livened up a quiet salt lake city neighborhood. authorities were behind the suspect. >>> in georgia a woman is lucky to be alive after a pickup truck crashed through a dry cleaning business. the truck came to a stop inches away from a 22-year-old employee. >>> in hawaii geologists are keeping an eye on one of the most active tornadoes. the kiluaea volcano located on the big island. officials have upgraded the alert level from a watch to a warning. more eruptions are expected. >>> in illinois 1,000 university students danced the night, morning and afternoon away in the dance marathon, the students performed the latest moves for 30 hours, raising $350,000 for charity. >>> now we turn to ging
MSNBC
Mar 22, 2011 5:00am EDT
conference from chile said the aim of the u.s. is not to take gadhafi out of power. he has said that gadhafi needs to go. the purpose of this mission is to back the united nations, to support them in protecting the libyan people and the rebels who are under attack. we should note the four new york times journalists who were captured and under libyan control have been freed. they crossed over into turkey to tell their story. lynn. >> thank you so much. new concerns over contaminated food and water. traces of radiation arnds food and water supplies. the government and health experts say it does not pose a risk to human health. >>> the body of the first american known to have per risched in japan's disaster has been pound. lee cowan has the story. >> reporter: before march 11th, most americans never heard. that district in japan. taylor anderson knew it in better days. the girl from richmond, virginia made it her home. >> she loved it. she loved the culture and the people. she loved teaching the japanese children. she was living her dream. >> reporter: she taught more than english. she taught c
MSNBC
Mar 23, 2011 5:00am EDT
. diablo canyon? seriously? that does it for us tonight. >>> libya in limbo. an intense battle rages as moammar gadhafi promises to fight till the end. >>> hitting home. a warning from u.s. health officials about food coming from japan amidst its nuclear crisis. >>> and losing his cool. singer chris brown snaps after questions about his assault on former girlfriend rihanna. >>> good morning, everybody, i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with power struggle. a fourth day of allied strikes have damaged moammar gadhafi's air defense systems but so far the attacks have failed to cripple gadhafi's confidence or put an end to his assaults against civilian opponents. anti-aircraft fire streaked the sky last night over tripoli after a day of heavy fighting between rebels and gadhafi loyalists. despite some success in the south, the inexperienced rebels found themselves outgunned by government forces in the western city of misrata. to the east. gadhafi appeared on libyan television yesterday reportedly speaking f
MSNBC
Mar 2, 2011 5:00am EST
. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more. >> reporter: if in fact that is the case, she indicated that the u.s. may consider prosecuting gadhafi for ordering that bombing, several ex-officials of gadhafi's government who have fled since the latest violence has occurred has said that he personally ordered the bombing that killed 270 people. victims are now urging the obama administration to reopen the criminal investigation. also another new development, the united nations has suspended libya from its human rights on the u.n. human rights council. that is the first time a nation has ever been suspended from that council. they cited what they call gross and systemic human rights violations by libya in the latest violence. now they are not permanently kicked off the council. this would occur until the u.n. decides to fully restore libya's status. and finally our ambassador, to the u.n., susan rice, pushing for removal, saying quote gadhafi must go, he must go now. >>> the senate is expected to approve a temporary funding bill later today that will prevent a government shutd
MSNBC
Mar 10, 2011 5:00am EST
francisco treat. newly discovering photos show one of the greatest u.s. disasters of the 20th century in color. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning without maneuver. the three-week standoff in wisconsin over a measure that would deal a huge blow to public unions has come to an abrupt end after a stunning move by republicans. until yesterday, republican state senators couldn't pass governor scott walker's proposals because under the rules they were just one democrat short for it to happen. that's because all 14 democrats had fled the state to prevent a mesh. but on wednesday republicans managed to push the plan to by resorting to a procedure real maneuver that removed parts of the proposal related to non-spending measures. using that tactic, republicans contend the vote could take place without the missing democrats. a senate majority leader peter barca tried to argue that there wasn't enough notice. >> no, no, no. >> yes, yes. the governmental body should o provide 24 hours' notice. this is cl
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